Faith Faith
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 15, 2020
With a global pandemic, ongoing racial tensions and the presidential election, Hispanic Heritage Month is looking a little different in 2020.
Jesuit Father John Piderit, San Francisco's archdiocesan vicar for administration, celebrates Mass simultaneously with three other priests on the feast of the Assumption near the steps of the city's Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption Aug. 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese of San Francisco)
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceSeptember 15, 2020
Archbishop Cordileone: "We cannot simply standby while our people are treated with this lack of compassion for their needs, and this lack of respect for their rights."
Politics & Society News
Barr is scheduled to receive the Christifideles Laici award, which is named for St. John Paul II’s post-synodal exhortation. The award is given “in honor and gratitude for fidelity to the church, exemplary selfless and steadfast service in the Lord’s vineyard.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 15, 2020
Vatican officials have publicly defended the agreement with enthusiasm. Privately, they are more sober in their analysis.
Politics & Society News
Pope Francis began a series of general audience talks Aug. 5 about the principles of Catholic social teaching that can help the world recover from the pandemic and move forward in a way that is better for human beings and for the environment.
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In a Sept. 11 ruling, former Col. Inocente Orlando Montano, 77, was found to have planned and ordered the murders of the five Jesuits priests — all Spanish nationals — Nov. 16, 1989, at their residence on the Central American University campus.
Politics & Society News
The Catholic Church in Lebanon plays a leading role in shaping public opinion in that troubled country because it is free and speaks the truth, Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch, told an internet audience Sept. 10.
A cameraman films Father Kevin Kennedy at the altar at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., on July 11, for a live-streamed Mass. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Faith Short Take
Mark M. GraySeptember 14, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic may have long-term effects on Mass attendance, writes Mark M. Gray, detailing the results of a new CARA survey, with many young people hesitant to return to the pews.
Politics & Society News
Food insecurity has a profound effect on single parent families, especially during a pandemic.
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“Every tragic death brings with it great pain. But when it snatches (the lives of) five adolescents and a young mother, it is immense, unbearable without God’s help,” he told members of the victims’ families Sept. 12.
Faith News
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 14, 2020
Everyone dies, but not all cultures observe death in the same way.
Politics & Society News
Church services and Mass online cannot compare to or replace the in-person participation of the faithful, Cardinal Sarah told the world's bishops.
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In a letter to people participating in a virtual Marian pilgrimage, Pope Francis offered words of encouragement to families struggling amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 13, 2020
Pope Francis called on protestors to express their demands “peacefully” and appealed to government leaders to meet their "just aspirations."
A file photo shows Salvadorans gathering during a candlelight service in San Salvador to commemorate the 1989 killing of six Jesuits and two women during El Salvador's civil war. (CNS photo/Luis Galdamez, Reuters)
Faith Short Take
Manuel AcostaSeptember 11, 2020
Spain's sentencing of a former Salvadoran colonel for the murder of five Jesuit priests means the truth has surfaced, writes Father Manuel Acosta from San Salvador, but a rotten judicial system still causes pain.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceSeptember 11, 2020
A new law requires priests in the state of Queensland to break the seal of confession to report child sex abuse to police or face three years in jail.
Arts & Culture Film
Kevin Christopher RoblesSeptember 11, 2020
One can compare the film’s Chinese nationalism to jingoistic American movies by directors like Michael Bay.
Bruce Springsteen performs with Nils Lofgren, left, and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band during their concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, March 15, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Arts & Culture Music
America StaffSeptember 11, 2020
‘Express your emotions, share your inner life and be emotionally generous with your friends and your partner.’
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderSeptember 11, 2020
Trump calls himself the “law and order” president. But his “law and order” is a promise for some at the expense of others.
Politics & Society News
Pope Francis said that when it comes to treating patients, especially women, doctors and medical institutions should place their care above financial gain.